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If a hurricane threatens Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, an evacuation may be ordered for everyone's safety.  Depending on the severity of the storm, the evacuation may be either voluntary or mandatory.  Details, including the area to be evacuated, will be announced, so follow news and weather reports closely.  Evacuation routes for the Myrtle Beach area are posted at left.  See the Hurricane Preparedness Plan for more information. 

Below is a list of emergency evacuation shelters in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, if you have no other place to go when a storm is approaching.  Some shelters will be opened for a voluntary evacuation, as indicated, while many others will be opened for a mandatory evacuation. 

If you must go to a shelter, the Red Cross requests that you bring the following...

  • A patient and cooperative attitude
  • Lawn chairs or cots
  • Prescription medication
  • Flashlight, batteries, and headphones
  • Personal hygiene items

However, DO NOT bring these items to an emergency shelter:

  • A negative or demanding attitude
  • Coolers or candles
  • Alcoholic drinks, illegal drugs or weapons
  • Pets

Please be aware that smoking is NOT permitted in the shelters.

HORRY COUNTY SHELTERS

Aynor Elementary School
516 Jordanville Road
Aynor, SC 29511
843-358-3680

Loris Elementary School
901 East Highway 9 Business
Loris, SC 29569
843-756-7824

Loris High School
464 Loris Lions Road
Loris, SC 29569
843-756-4041

Aynor High School
201 Jordanville, Road
Aynor, SC 29511
843-358-6261

Green Sea Floyds Elementary School
5000 Tulip Grove Road
Green Sea, SC 29545
843-392-1078

Pee Dee Elementary School
6555 Highway 134
Conway, SC 29527
843-397-2579

Green Sea Floyds High School
5265 Highway 9
Green Sea, SC 29545
843-392-3131

Whittemore Park Middle School
1808 Rhue Street
Conway, SC 29527
843-248-2233

GEORGETOWN COUNTY SHELTERS

Pleasant Hill Elementary School
127 Schoolhouse Drive
Hemingway, SC 29554
843-558-9417

Andrews Elementary School
13072 County Line Road
Andrews, SC 29510
843-264-3419

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY SHELTERS

Hemingway High School
402 south Main Street
Hemingway, SC 29554
843-558-9413

Kingstree Senior High West
616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6525

Kingstree Senior High East
616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6625

C.E. Murray High School
222 C.E. Murray Boulevard
Greeleyville, SC 29056
843-426-2121

Kingstree Junior High School
616 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6823

SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTERS (SMNS)

These shelters are operated by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).  SMNS are designed as shelters of last resort.  They are for those who require special care that cannot be provided at a regular shelter, but who do not require hospitalization.  If at all possible, people with special medical needs should seek shelter with relatives, friends or at a hotel outside of the evacuation area.  For more information or for help in determining if a Special Medical Needs Shelter is right for you, call (843) 915-8804.

Important Numbers

  • Red Cross Chapter Headquarters  843-477-0020
  • Georgetown Service Center  843-546-5422
  • Emergency Preparedness Horry County  843-915-5150
  • Emergency Preparedness Georgetown County  843-545-3273
  • Emergency Preparedness Williamsburg County  843-354-9330
  • Coast RTA  843-488-0865